What's For Dinner: Margherita Pizza

Since I had several heirloom tomatoes and some quickly-wilting fresh basil on hand, I decided the best way to use it up was to make a margherita pizza. I opted to pick up some organic pizza sauce to do the fresh ingredients justice. The resulting pizza was tasty and full of flavor. What am I going to do when heirloom tomato season is over??

Margherita Pizza (printer-friendly version)
makes 12 servings

1 organic whole wheat pizza crust (I used a 365 Organic Everyday Value whole wheat crust)
extra virgin olive oil
3 small heirloom tomatoes, cut into thin slices
10 oz low-moisture fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4" slices
20-30 fresh basil leaves

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Drizzle the whole wheat pizza crust with the olive oil and brush to coat the crust evenly.
2. Spread the pizza sauce over the pizza crust.
3. Place the heirloom tomatoes on the pizza in a circular pattern.
4. Evenly cover the pizza with the mozzarella slices (I topped each tomato slice with the cheese and then placed additional mozzarella pieces atop the pizza as well.)
5. Scatter the basil leaves over the pizza. Drizzle olive oil atop the entire pizza.
6. Bake the pizza in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.
7. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve.

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